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May 13-17, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas

 

Agenda     Registration     Venue     Additional Information


Draft Agenda:
Monday, May 13

AM             
Pre-Conference Tri-Program Educator Training Part I (Coordinators and Facilitators                      invited to observe)
Arrivals and Registration

LUNCH       
Lunch on your own

PM               
Pre-Conference Tri-Program Educator Training Part II (educators only)
Pre-Conference Tri-Program Training Coordinator & Facilitator Debrief and Collaborative Planning (preregistration via RegFox required)
Meet and Greet Networking Hour

Dinner   
Official Conference Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, May 14

AM                             
Tri-Program General Sessions

LUNCH                     
Tri-Program Awards Luncheon

PM                            
Project Learning Tree-specific Coordinator meetings
Concurrent sessions for non-Coordinators
Community support volunteer opportunity (on-site)

Dinner 
Optional Meet-up night in San Antonio, light fair included

Wednesday, May 15

AM                             
Project WET-specific Coordinator meetings
PLTree-specific local schools engagement outing for PLT Coordinators and EOC members
Concurrent sessions for non-Coordinators
Limited space field learning experiences (Preselection when registering via RegFox required)

LUNCH                     
Lunch on your own

PM
PLTree-specific Coordinator meetings
Concurrent Sessions led by Coordinators and National staff from all 3 programs and EE partners
Tri-Program General Session
Limited space field learning experiences

Dinner                     
Dinner on your own

Thursday, May 16

AM
Project WILD-specific Coordinator meeting (Open to all Project WILD State Coordinators)
Concurrent sessions for non-Coordinators
Limited space field learning experiences (preselection when registering via RegFox required)

LUNCH                     
Lunch on your own

PM                             
Show-and-Tell Exhibition
Concurrent Sessions led by Coordinators and National staff from all 3 programs and EE partners

Dinner                      
Closing Dinner for Conference

Friday, May 17

Optional Add-on Post Conference Excursion to Honey Creek, Fredricksburg and LBJ State Park ($40)

 

Registration    Now Open!  Register at  https://sfi.regfox.com/2024pltwetwild

Early Bird (until March 29 ): $600
Standard (from March 30 through May 6): $650

Included in Registration:

  • Monday: Observing Tri-Program Educator Training and Group Debrief, Welcome Dinner and Keynote.
  • Tuesday: AM Sessions, Awards Luncheon, PM sessions, Night Out Meet Up
  • Wednesday: AM PLT Local School Engagement (PLT Coordinators and EOC only), PM sessions
  • Thursday: AM sessions, PM sessions, Closing Dinner

You can select your choice of at least one Field Experience on a future date through the Whova conferencer app. Options will be available Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and  Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  Since the Project WILD business meeting is on Thursday morning, ask that WILD Coordinators choose field trip times that are not on Thursday morning. 

Venue

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio: 420 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Room Block Rate: $189/night plus taxes and fees (currently 18.75% combined)

There are a small number of rooms in the room block that can be reserved at the prevailing federal per diem of $143/night plus taxes and fees, with proof of government employment – please secure these rooms as soon as possible if you need to take advantage of this rate, once this small sub block is filled, there will not be additional rooms available at this rate. Proof of government employment will be required during check-in for government rate rooms.

To make a reservation online:
Book non-government rooms here.
Book government rooms here.

To reserve via phone: 1-210-224-6500, ask for the “PLT-WET-WILD Triple Coordinator Conference”

Room Rate Cut-Off Date: Monday, April 22, 2024 (Rate and space available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may fill up before April 22 cut-off)

Additional Information
 

Whova Conference App

Please download this app to your smartphone or tablet to stay connected during the conference. Please be sure to sign in to Whova before the conference and edit your information so everyone can find you! You can log in with your email or the code Projects24.

If you don't have a smartphone you can still access the agenda and speaker information (and print it!) through the Whova Project WET website. You must first register and have an email associated with the conference to access this site. Please note that we are still updating agendas and speaker bios and will continue to do so as changes happen.

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Nominate a State Project WILD Coordinator for the Outstanding Coordinator Award!

Each year we select a recipient for Project WILD Outstanding Coordinator.  You may nominate a fellow Project WILD coordinator or yourself.  You may also share this nomimation form with other collegues. The deadline to submit nominations is March 22, 2024.  Use this Google Form to submit a nomination or, if you are not able to use Google apps, you can use this Word version of the form.

See the list of past recipients of the Outstanding Coordinator Award.